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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: tal


  1. Any tail, or taillike structure, or tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.
  2. veterinary anatomy a free appendage representing the caudal end of the vertebral column; covered by skin and hair, feathers, or scales.

Synonym(s): caudaTA

[A.S. taegl]

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